A day in the life of your library—that’s the premise behind the American Library Association’s “Library Snapshot Day.” How many books are checked out? How many students did their homework or worked on computers there?
The Issaquah School District librarian team decided to participate, and each librarian collected data during one day of the week from April 2 through 6. They shared the accompanying statistics and video with the school board as well as the Washington Library Media Association. It was such a hit that it was selected as the winner of all the state entries! The prize is a donation of (you guessed it!) … books! They will benefit Tiger Mountain’s burgeoning start-up library.
A day in the life of Issaquah School District’s libraries:
- 4814 materials circulated
- 4658 students participated in library services, programs or events
- 3051 students attended a regularly-scheduled library class
- 2307 students participated in lessons involving the LIT Framework
- 440 students received one-on-one technology assistance from their teacher-librarian
- 2259 people used computers in the library during the day
- 84 parent volunteers helped out in the libraries
- 115 requests were made to teacher-librarians for materials or help
- 133 hours open altogether
- 1777 people used libraries before or after school hours